Tuesday, October 6, 2009

News links for October 6, 2009

  1. China and North Korea reaffirm and praise "forged in blood" ties during visit by PRC premier Wen that has been seen as enticement for DPRK to return to nuclear disarmament talks (AP via NYT, Reuters via NYT, Yonhap)
  2. President Lee instructs his cabinet to find ways to get tough with sex offenders (Korea Times)
  3. South Korean lawmaker claims North Korea has received $2.2 billion through failed disarmament deals (AP through WaPo)
  4. Korean Communication Commission announces 2 billion won commitment to testing "3D television" (Joongang Daily)
  5. Prudential mulls selling $850 million worth of investment and fund management businesses in South Korea (New York Times)
  6. Post-Chusok trading on KOSPI leads to 2.3% drop in stock market (Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg)
  7. Justice Ministry announces loosening of restrictions on foreign nationals in legal field (Korea Herald)
  8. South Korea advances in U-20 (under-twenty) World Cup with 3-0 defeat of Paraguay (USA Today)
  9. North Korean national soccer team arrives in France for three friendly matches in preparation for next year's World Cup (USA Today)
  10. Discovery of uncounted ballots leads IOC to change venue of 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro to joint hosting by Hamid Karzai and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Reuters)

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